The Streets of Vietnam

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Josh69, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. kayak99

    kayak99 HD guy

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    Very nice. Thanks for the pictorial and keep on posting! Haven't been there since '67-'68, Xuan Loc/Bien Hoa/Saigon area.
  2. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thanks for the continued posting of the pics, great stuff:clap .

    I've been living in southeast Asia now for a couple years and never tire of witnessing the morphing of motorbike and truck. Of all the countries I've travelled nobody can load a scooter like the Vietnamese. Cambodia comes close but the Vietnam loading capabilities far "outweigh" that of their Thailand, Laos and Cambodian neighbors. Once again great stuff.

    I appreciate your eye, as nothing is as gorgeous as an attractive gal, sidesaddle on the back of a scooter adorned in her pumps and skirt. More please:freaky !!!! Years later I still think a business woman sidesaddle on the scooter is absolute ambrosia.

    Like you said I have failed on oh so many times with my digital camera to get the same style shots as your DSLR but failed due to the cameras inability to quickly acquire a focus. Very frustrating.

    More shots please!!!!!!!!
  3. bavareze2

    bavareze2 Adventurer

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    I rode through Vietnam from Sapa (chinese border) to Mekong river (1 month ago)

    some pics attached:

    Mekong river delta

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    Internet in Saigon

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    Local craftsman near Hoi An

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    My Son (ruins from the Champas empire

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    Some problems in the mountains

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    Hue

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    Underground river in cave

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    Peasants

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    Getting a haircut, Hanoi

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    Busy traffic in Hanoi

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    A visit to a village school near Sapa

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    and some jungle trrekking

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    Lao Cai china - vietnam border

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    road to Lao Cai

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    makeshift truck

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    Halong bay

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    Hauling in Hanoi

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    a short movie made in the crooked alleys of Hanoi

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    and finally 2 pictures at the cambodia border crossing (unbelievable but that whole load is hauled by a 110cc motorbike)

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    we made it after that through Cambodia and Thailand. Right now awaiting shipping clearance for Nepal.

    Have fun!
  4. rolxi98

    rolxi98 xr200

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    Great shots!
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    My wife is Vietnamese - born in the US but she still has tons of family over there so we honeymooned for six weeks in Vietnam....

    Very.....um..... interesting trip.

    typical traffic in Saigon

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    the family wouldnt let me ride in Saigon (I got to ride later on in Dalat etc) so they made me ride on the back of a Taxi and man did people laugh. Pointing and laughing....

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    that guy probably had easier refrigerators to move than me.....

    Saigon

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    we were there 6 weeks and only saw about 4 real motorcycles. 3 of them were this small (400cc?) Honda.

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    I did see one Hyabusa.... not sure what the hell that guy was thinking..... if i lived there I would have a 650L without question

    many of the scooters have strange english slogans. I got pics of a few...

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    cars too

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    and it is possible to overload a scooter....

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    my ride report is still up on here - one just needs to search it